Linux Systems Administrator, Senior

The Challenge:

Your combination of people skills and technical expertise makes you the team hero, solving one problem after another. What if you could use those skills to improve the technology supporting the intelligence community? We’re looking for a systems administrator who specializes in Linux System administration, specializing in automation of manual tasks and has a solid background in systems engineering and working with developers to help us build platforms and solutions to support the DOJ and its agents in tracking and capturing criminals.


As a systems administrator on our project, you’ll ensure the current infrastructure is operation, functional and has limited down time for maintenance and patching. You will be involved in the use of open source products that facilitate infrastructure management, using tools such as puppet, ganglia etc. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management. Your technical expertise will be vital as you identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement in a mission critical network. You’ll help your team better understand the network by turning metrics into information and explaining their meaning. This is an opportunity to broaden your skills set into areas like Big Data processing, Cloud computing and in-memory database processing such as spark. We focus on growing as a team, so you’ll share your expertise through leadership and mentoring as you help the team work through challenges and develop new methodologies. As a technical leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to modernize the network to help your customers meet their needs. Join our team and solve daily challenges as we improve the overall efficacy of the DOJ in ensuring a useful and power platform for agents to rely on to do their work. This project is part of what makes the country a safer place for millions of our citizens. 


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Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other specialists doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share successful methodologies and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications? Take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.


You Have:

-5+ years of experience with Linux system administration

-Knowledge of Big Data environments, including Hadoop, Accumulo, and provisioning software

-Knowledge of the VMware hypervisor environment in provisioning software

-Knowledge of government-wide system design

-Knowledge of methodology and federal information system policies, including NIST 800.53, FISMA, the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), and configuration management

-Active Top Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree


Nice to Have:

-Experience with the implementation of IT equipment and services preferred

-Linux Certification



Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

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